Unicorn Rainbow Haircuts: Fine Motor Activity

INSIDE: Practice cutting skills with this fun Unicorn rainbow haircuts! It’s a colorful scissor skills activity for preschoolers and kindergartners.

Cutting Activities

This is a great cutting practice activity for preschoolers and older kids. For this activity I had some rainbow yarn that I wanted to use. It made the perfect rainbow hair for the unicorn. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use construction paper cut into thin strips to make rainbow hair.

Cutting paper is easier than cutting yarn especially for preschoolers. I would recommend using paper or thin yarn for younger children. Yarn is great for older kids. My 4 year old had fun cutting the yarn but did find it challenging and frustrating at times. When she wasn’t able to get it done on her own I helped her by holding the yarn taunt and correcting the angle at which she was holding the scissors. Overall, this was a fantastic and challenging scissors skills activity that really helped ,my daughter work on her scissors skills. Plus she loves unicorns and loved it when she was done and the unicorn could see through her hair!


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  • Colourful rainbow yarn or construction paper
  • Cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Paint sticks
  • Preschooler scissors

How to Make A Unicorn Rainbow Hair Cuts Activity for Kids

Grab your supplies.

Draw a the outline of a unicorn and colour it in with paint sticks. You can download and print the unicorn printable below for reference.

I cut out the unicorn and the ears using a craft knife to make the unicorn more 3 dimentional, but this isn’t necessary.

Glue down the colorful rainbow yarn or construction paper cut into thin strips to make rainbow hair. Set aside to dry to make sure that they are secure.

Make sure to put the hair over the unicorn’s eyes.

Cut the Unicorn Hair

Invite your little one to cut the unicorn’s hair out of its eyes that it can see and bring magic and love to all! Oh and so that it can see!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 7 year old.

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